It seems that the Imperial Guard are no more. At least not in the sense that we’ve known and loved them all these years. It seems they are now the Space Army – or Astra Militarum. I suspect this is the catch all organisational term applied to the Imperial Armed Forces – so the Guard, the Munitorum etc etc.
Either way, the cover is gorgeous. This may have to be a purchase. And may well mean I finally collect my air cavalry army.
And just to emphasis the departure from the traditional guard here’s a shot of the new Taurox and the Tempestus Scions. The former looks like some God-awful kitbash from a WWII half track, some Sister of Battle kits, an Ork Wagon and a few spare Imperial components. Tha latter look like a merging of the awesome Kasrkin models and the atrocious original plastic Stormtrooper models. I strongly urge Guard players the world over to buy up as many Kasrkin models as you can because I think there’s going to be some quite iffy models to accompany this release.
It looks like this Codex could be the biggest army shake up ever.
The Imperial Knight really does look a bit awesome. And it’s release, judging by the cover shot below, is imminent. Spare underwear at the ready…
There’s a WIP shot of the kit below as well which gives you an idea of the scale, the posability of the model as well as the big shooty bang bang-ness of the weapons. And the copious amounts of air that you’ll trap inside the model once it’s built.
After a loooooooooooong wait Chaos Space Marine players can rejoice that a multi-part plastic Helbrute is finally on its way. By the looks of the leaked photos below there’s only one body option but several head pieces so kinda like the plastic Venerable Dreadnought for their loyalist counterparts. And, of course, a bunch of weapon options including plasma cannons, big smashy hammers and big smashy fists.
Interestingly it looks like they’ve opted for corrupted versions of the current Space Marine Dreadnought rather than a pre-Heresy/Contemptor version. I’m not disappointed perse it just would have been cool to see a wibbly Contemptor Dreadnought stomping about gaming boards.
The rumours surrounding the Imperial Knights have been kicking around for ages. Since the rumours of the new Codex Space Marines start floating around in fact. Even to the extent that the rumours were pointing towards the Knight being in the Codex. As you know, we don’t get involved with rumours on The Shell Case so we’ve been waiting for some form of confirmation that the Knights are coming out. And now we have it.
I gotta say: they look pretty cool but also kinda like Warjacks…just saying. It is nice to see the Knights back in the 40k Universe. I had dozens of them back in my Epic/Titan Legion days. The recreation has been largely faithful which is kinda nice, but it’s good to see they’ve moved the design on.
I’m just braced for the price. Because it’s going to be a lot.
As the Dwarfs waddle their way ever closer to release the iffy snaps from White Dwarf have inevitably made their way on to the interwebs. By the looks of things we have a couple of gyroscope variations, an engineer and a heroic hero type chap. Overall it all looks pretty sweet, apart from the pilot, he looks a bit shit.
They’re blurry, poor quality and likely to give you a migraine but below is a whole heap of leaked Dark Elves images. There’s some interesting kits in there including a fooking massive Hydra, new Witch Elves, and a wheeled temple of Khaine type thing which looks aamzing. Looks like I’ll be collecting two Warhammer Armies…
The rumours were true and thoroughly unsurprising as these dudes have been knocking around since the Horus Heresy collectible card game. And actually I’m quite impressed that they stayed as loyal as they did to the art work. Obviously the photos aren’t brilliant but I actually think these could be pretty cool….
Indicative price is 3 for £50 so start saving boys and girls.
And as a bonus, here’s a blurry shot of the anti-air craft Rhino Variant…
If this is a stand alone I reckon it’ll be about £25. If it’s going to be rolled into the Rhino/Razorback box, it’ll be about £25…